• #193: Florida Duck Hunting 101

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts New reviews, Meateater weighs in on RHA’s, and more, plus we’re joined by Cameron Bissell as he recounts his first duck hunt and asks us the questions every new waterfowler would have! Sign up for the All Florida e-mail list – AllFla.org Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang…

  • #192: Early Teal

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts Audio issues derailed the Emily enchanted version of this podcast, but I didn’t want to miss two weeks in a row, so here goes a quick recap on early teal, the return of Conversations, and other stuff . . . Hear Christina Weber and Myriaha Luzzi on their new podcast, Behind Fishing Lines Hear Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan on the Naturally Florida Podcast Sign up for the All Florida e-mail list – AllFla.org Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the…

  • Bonus Episode: February 2021 Commission Meeting

    This week, we’re releasing the audio from the February 2021 FWC Commissioner’s Meeting. What you will hear: A comment from a developer regarding Orange Hammock WMA and the desire for a buffer to be put into the WMA to “protect” homeowners A comment from a stakeholder, Mike Elfenbein, reflecting OUR sentiment regarding developers and hunting A Comment from Commission Chairman Rodney Barreto, regarding his take on the future collision of development and hunting, and how he fears it will progress in this state. Then, we have the entirety of the Restricted Hunting Area Discussion – RHA’s, for those keeping score at home: You’ll hear: FWC Director of Hunting and Game Management George…

  • Conversations #3.11: Donny Miley

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts The chase for 41. In duck hunting parlance, Donny Miley is near Everest. Hear his story, from his earliest days hunting to his arrival near the peak of the waterfowling world, as one of our listeners shares his incredible quest for harvesting one of every waterfowl in North America. Just be warned – his story of near misses will have you on the edge of your seat. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Check out…

  • #181: the Book Draft

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts This week, we’re joined by Todd Waldron of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Bill Cooksey from Vanishing Paradise, Nate, Dan, and Travis as we embark on the ambitious goal of recording the ultimate draft of Outdoor Books. This episode is a MUST LISTEN for anyone interested in outdoor literature, and you’ll feel like It’s hanging out with your buddies as they talk hunting and fishing and ecology and conservation! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the “T’s” Follow…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Greetings Commissioners, As you prepare for the upcoming February Commission Meeting, I wanted to take a moment and again submit the attached sign-on for your consideration regarding the Draft Rule Proposal for Restricted Hunting Areas. This is an opportunity for us to take steps to ensure a stronger future for public water waterfowling. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the extraordinary contributions waterfowl stamps have made and continue to make to public lands across our country. Personally, I only hunt public, non-quota waterfowl areas. I run programs for recruiting new hunters, programs for non-hunters, programs for teachers – all aimed at understanding how hunting fits into conservation and why…

  • #166: Mistakes We’ve Made

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts This is an unconventional episode – in that, near the end of the main segment, our dog escapes and the whole show falls apart. That’s okay though – before the unraveling, we talk about pythons, youth duck day, remembering the plug, kill switches, how to avoid wind knots, the RHA Zoom Call, and much much more! Here’s the link and phone numbers to our Thursday Zoom Call – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82238290859?pwd=R0U0VnB1QWQrbDJmN1RLV0NGdFBMZz09 Topic: Restricted Hunting Areas – A Discussion Time: Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting ID: 822 3829 0859 Passcode: ducks One tap mobile…

  • Do Duck Quacks Echo? Calling Ducks in Florida

    C’mon, you know you thought that a duck quack didn’t echo.  Apparently this urban legend was studied and proved to be false.  Researchers at the University of Salford in Manchester England around 2003 actually studied this in their quest to improve acoustics in engineering.  Long story short, the duck quack did echo, but it was harder to hear compared to other types of recreated sounds.  How do I know, I googled it, but in case you don’t believe me Mythbusters covered it too. So what does this have to do with duck hunting in peninsular Florida?  Well, I’ll tell ya.  Picture this…huddled around a cranking hot Mr. Buddy propane heater…

  • #164: Kiley’s First Duck Hunt

    Listen on Spotify * Apple Podcasts * iHeartRadio * Pandora * Amazon Podcasts In the same vein as Kaley’s First Duck Hunt, Will’s Gator, and Stacy’s First Moorhen, we bring you Kiley’s First Duck Hunt! Kiley Strickland joined us for a post Christmas morning in the blind to give hunting a whirl . . . hear her take on the hunt . . . Plus, we weigh in on the recent Field and Stream article about the Reelfoot Lake Tragedy . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Double the “L’s” and Double the…

  • the Reelfoot Tragedy

    It’s been over 36 hours since the waterfowling world was rocked by the news. Two duck hunters shot dead in their blind dead on Reelfoot Lake. Searching for a person of interest. Speculation has run rampant. No concrete information (at the time of this writing), but rumor after rumor . . . some probably close to the truth, but we don’t know yet. I live 900 miles away from Reelfoot. But I felt compelled in the aftermath of the tragedy to let my stream of consciousness flow. Here’s what’s on my heart: • We don’t know what happened. If we ever know, it’ll be weeks, or months. Adding to the…